Dean Close School has continued to mark Armistice Day since its inception.  This year, our traditional service held in the Dean Close Memorial Chapel was replaced by a shortened, socially distanced ‘Drumhead Service’ on the School’s Chapel Lawn. 
Poppy wreathes were laid by Senior Cadets and the Head of School, as names of some of the 205 Old Decanians who were killed in conflict since the start of WW1 were read out. ‘The Last Post’  marked the beginning of the Act of Remembrance, with Reveille played at the end of the two minutes’ silence.
Several pupils from military families read poems, prayers and thoughts to the School.  Seeing the whole School community lined up all together, united in sombre reflection, was a emotive and memorable sight.
Major DD Evans OC CCF reflects on the occasion,
“The whole School, who come from a wide range of nationalities, came together for a poignant, moving moment to pay their respects and mark the loss of all who have fought in conflict”.